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Read up on news affecting graduate student life at UofSC and the groundbreaking, innovated projects keeping our students, faculty and staff at the top of their fields.

UofSC Med School Leads Nation for Grads Practicing in Underserved Areas

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia is the top medical program in the country for graduates who are practicing in areas where there is a shortage of health care professionals, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate School rankings. The rankings also show that UofSC is now home to more than 60 nationally ranked programs.

Birds Without Borders: UofSC Student Expands Bird-Tracking Technology in Mexico

Julián García Walther, a Ph.D. student in biological sciences and GJMPP scholar is researching how climate change is influencing the development and survival of the canutus roselaari, the rarest of all Red Knot subspecies.

Message from the Dean

March 18, 2021 message from Interim Dean Tracey L. Weldon.

Commencement Ceremonies Planned

UofSC will host in-person commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 on May 7 and 8. University President Bob Caslen also invited the class of 2020 to an in-person commencement recognition ceremony on May 15.

Graduate Student Wins Leadership Award from Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina

Ph.D. in Health, Promotion, Education, and Behavior candidate, Jennifer Mandelbaum, was among three awardees that the alliance for a Healther South Carolina Recognized at the organization's third Annual Live Healthy SC Meeting.

COVID-19 Phase 1b Announcement

A message to graduate students from President Bob Caslen regarding Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccine expansion.

Wellness Days

The University of South Carolina has identified five days as wellness days for the Spring 2021 semester. Students will observe these days as an alternative to the traditional spring break and will not have classes on these days.

UofSC Ph.D. Student Working to Help Tourism Industry Recover

University of South Carolina Ph.D. student Hyunsu (Henry) Kim is leading a study that could provide practical strategies for the tourism industry as it works to recover from the impact of the pandemic.

Dajani's Cave | 1970s Doctoral Graduate's Story Mirrors Complicated History of his Middle East Homeland

In 2014, UofSC alumnus Mohammed Dajani, longtime professor at Jerusalem's al-Quds University, took 27 Palestinian college students to Auschwitz. He wanted them to confront the Holocaust and to consider the complicated history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from multiple perspectives. The backlash would cost him his job and endanger his life. It would also embolden his commitment to reconciliation.

CEC Graduate Students Receive Koerner Family Foundation Fellowships

UofSC College of Engineering graduate students Ben Egelske and Michael Royko have been selected as 2021 Koerner Family Foundation Fellows.

Music Alumni Share the Nation's Stage at the Presidential Inauguration

School of music graduate alumni participated in several events during the presidential inauguration in January 2021.

Discover UofSC to Return as a Virtual Event for 2021

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to open registration for Discover UofSC 2021. All undergraduate and graduate students, medical and postdoctoral scholars are eligible to present their research, scholarship, leadership and creative projects in a safe, virtual format at Discover UofSC 2021 on Friday, April 23.

Nursing Ranks No. 1 for Online Master's Programs

The College of Nursing ranks No. 1 among all U.S. universities for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual online rankings. The rankings also place the university No. 1 for its online nursing graduate program for veterans.

Office of Research Honors 2021 Breakthrough Award Recipients

The Office of the Vice President for Research has selected its Breakthrough Award winners for 2021, including five Leadership in Research awardees, 12 Breakthrough Stars, and 13 Breakthrough Graduate Scholars. The awards recognize excellent researchers at different career levels.

Dr. Toby Jenkins to be the Graduate School's Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Director of the GJMPP

Dr. Toby Jenkins, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Director of the Museum of Education has been appointed Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Director of the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program for the Graduate School.

Forty-three Graduate Students Selected to Receive 2020-2021 SPARC Grants

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the new slate of 2020-2021 SPARC Graduate Research Grant recipients.

Graduate Students: Letter from the Dean

January 11, 2021 letter from Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dr. Tracey L. Weldon.

Mungo Teaching Award Winner: Michael Matthews

Teaching graduate students involves mentoring, modeling behavior and helping create tomorrow's thought leaders in their fields. For chemical engineering professor Michael Matthews, it is about creating what he calls "the well-dressed Ph.D."

Spring 2021 COVID-19 Testing

The University of South Carolina will adopt a required testing program for students, faculty and staff during the 2021 spring semester.

Virtual Fall 2020 Commencement

The university will host a virtual commencement ceremony for fall 2020 graduates on Sunday, December 13.

The Office of the Provost Announces Interim Dean of the Graduate School

The Office of the Provost has announced the appointment of Dr. Tracey L. Weldon as interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education. Dr. Cheryl Addy has been appointed vice provost and dean of the faculty. Both appointments are effective January 1, 2021.

Here's a Health, Sister Carol | UofSC Master's Degree Helped Alumna Navigate the National Health Care Debate

Sister Carol Keehan has been a major player in the national health care debate for decades. And while her faith and her training as a nurse predate her time at the University of South Carolina, her education in insurance and finance began 40 years ago on the Columbia campus.

UofSC No. 1 in U.S. in Sport Science for Fourth Time

The University of South Carolina's sport science programs are ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year in the Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.

Doctoral Student Researches Literacy Interventions for Children With Hearing Loss, Selected to Join National Leadership Program

Doctoral student and Graduate Civic Scholar, Ellie Cooper, was recently selected as a member of the 2020 Early Childhood Leadership Initiative Cohort of the Division of Early Childhood/Council for Exceptional Children.

Celebrate #UofSC20

The university will hold several pre-commencement events to celebrate the winter 2020 graduation milestone.

 

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